About Library Documentation Centre

Professor Satish Chandra Mittal Library-cum-Documentation Centre

Established almost five decades ago, Professor Satish Chandra Mittal Library Cum Documentation Centre has a unique , updated and rich collection of Books and Journals pertaining to various aspects of history and allied disciplines. It is one of the leading research and reference libraries in the area of History in the country. ICHR Library is committed to providing easy access to its physical and digital collections to all the scholars and it is determined to make the knowledge held within its collection as widely available as possible.

Online Public Access Catalogue(OPAC): Online public access catalogue (OPAC) for all the four libraries of ICHR is available on the ICHR’s website which can be accessed from any location remotely. A Union Catalogue (OPAC) has also been developed of all the four libraries and is available on the ICHR website indicating the location of the library along with the book details. The links of Online Public Access Catalogue(OPAC) for all the four libraries and Union Catalogue (OPAC) are :

Library Membership : An option for scholars to take library membership for half year and annual at Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 for Indian scholars and $ 50 and $100 for foreign scholars which allows scholars and researchers to access all the digital databases, print and digital collection.

World ebook Library: Library has subscribed to World ebook library through DELNET which has the option of accessing 20 Lakh ebooks which are available for easy access under one window and are downloadable(PDF Format). eBooks are available in multiple languages (English, Hindi, Sanskrit, Tamil, Kannada, Gujarat, French, German, Spanish and many more).

Inter Library Loan Service:Being a member of DELNET(Developing Library Network), the library has an advantage of accessing bibliographic information of books and can borrow books on Inter Library Loan from different libraries of Delhi and NCR for reference work of library members.

JSTOR:ICHR Library has facility of digital database JSTOR which provides access to more than 12 million journal articles, books, images and primary sources in 75 disciplines.

Plagiarism Checking Service:Library has initiated to offer Plagiarism Checking Service using a ‘Check for Plag’ tool to its registered users. This plagiarism prevention web tool will help for originality checking and would allow researchers to compare their contents against the massive databases to ensure the work is original before submission of any report, thesis or article for publication.

Photocopying Service:The Library has been providing photocopying services to the scholars on demand at a nominal rate of Rs. 1(One) per page.